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In presenting this little work to my friends and relatives, I desire 
to say to the members of the Eldredge family, that in tracing my 
line £rom William of Yarmouth, I have not discovered any of the 
name who have attained very great prominence in either political or 
social life, but have fomid them, in the main, plain countiy folk, 
neither very rich nor very poor, maintaining themselves with sturdy 
independence, respecting themselves and having the respect of their 
neighbors; ready to defend home and country and taking their 
part in the small affairs of their towns : — ^in a word, good citizens. 

In gathering material for this record, I have received valuable 
assistance from Mr. Josiah Paine of Harwich, Mr. Josiah Hinckley 
of WoUaston, Mr. W. C. Rowley of Utica, Mr. Frank E. Randall 
of New York, and Mr. Marcus Baker of Washington. I am also 
indebted to the New-England Historic Genealogical Society for the 
use of their valuable library, and I have made free use of material 
ftimished in such published works as Pearson's History of Schenec- 
tady, Freeman's Cape Cod, Savage's Dictionary and the Amos 
Otis Papers. 


San YKLSCiscOr Cal. 
July 30, 1896. 


The name of Eldredge, or as it was originally written, Eldred, is Saxon. 
Eldred was the name of several kings of the Saxons in the eighth and 
ninth centuries. Eldred was King of Chester, A.D., 951. An Eldred was 
Saxon Archbishop of York (and Canterbury) in 1066 and according to 
the historian Thiery cursed William the Conqueror. The Eldreds were 
holders of lands in Wilts, Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Gloucester, Shropshire, 
Yorkshire and other counties at the time of the Domesday survey (A.D. 
1085) and prior thereto, in the time of Edward the Confessor. 

John Eldred, of Great Saxham, in Suffolk, descended from an ancient 
family claiming Saxon origin. Tradition says that he purchased the Great 
Saxham estates because of his belief that his ancestors, in remote ages, as 
Saxon kings, had held the Saxhams as their great Saxon home. 

He was bom in 1552 and died in 1632. He was a great traveler and 
his ships and merchandise went to all parts of the world. He was one of 
the founders of Virginia and from 1609 to 1624 was a member of His 
Majesty's Council for the Virginia Company of London. The brass to 
"John Eldred the Navigator," at Great Saxham, has the arms of the 
East India Merchants, the Levant or Turkey Merchants and the Russia 
Merchants Companies. He left four sons and two daughters. Thomas 
Lee, of Coton, iu Shropshire (the seat of Lanncelot Lee, Esq.) married 
Dorothy, granddaughter of John Eldred. 

The Pilgrims who came to America in the Mayflower, in 1620, obtained 
a patent from the London Company and though contrary winds earned 
them northward to Cape Cod, they had intended to plant their Colony in 
" Virginia," near the mouth of the Hudson River. 

As John Eldred of Great Saxham was at that time and for fifteen years, 
a director of the Virginia Company of London, it is possible that the 
Eldreds who appeared in New England between the years 1635 and 
1645, viz: William, Robert, Samuel, John and Nathaniel, were in some 
way connected with his family. 

1. William Eldred op Yarmouth. 

William Eldred is known to have been a resident of Yarmouth from March 
3, 1645, to 1667. It is thought that William of Yarmouth, Robert of Yar- 
mouth and Monomoy and Samuel of Cambridge and Stonington, were broth- 
ers, and that they came from England about 1635. They all appear to have 
been men of standing and substance. William was appointed constable in 
Yarmouth in 1657, 1662, 1674, 1675 and 1677. He was also surveyor of 
highways. He married Anne, daughter of William and Tamesin Lump- 
kin, of Yarmouth. Lumpkin came over in 1637. He was a deputy to 
the Colony Court and held many of the local ofiices. 


As the Yarmouth records were destroyed by fire in 1674, my aocoant of 
William and his children is brief. « Anne, his wife, was buried Nov. 1, 
1676. The known children of William were: 

1. Anne,^ b. in Yarmouth, Dec. 16, 1648. 
li. Sarah, b. in Yarmouth, Oct. 10, 1650. 
2. iii. Elisha, b. 1658. 
iv. Bethia. 

In addition to these, the following are believed to have been his 
children : 

v. Jkhosafhat, d. 1782. His wife was Elizabeth. Children: Sd- 

ward, b. in Chatham, July 17, 1702 (m. Mary , and d. 

1780, leaving two children, Mary and Anne), Nathaniel, ElUha, 
Elnathan, JShenezer, Barnabas and Elizabeth. 

vi. Samubl, m. Keziah Taylor. Eight children. 

vii. JoH2i. 

2. Elisha' Eldred {W%ll%am% born in 1653, died in Eastham (Well- 

fieet) Oct. 14, 1789, and is buried in the old graveyard at the head 
of Duck Creek, where a stone marks the spot. His name on the 
gravestone is spelled Eldredg. William Lumpkin, the father-in-law 
of William Eldred, in his will dated 23 July, 1668, names wife 
Tamesin ; daughter Tamesin, wife of John Sunderling ; and grand- 
children William Gray, Elisha Eldred and Bethia Eldred. In 
1693 Elisha Eldredg was in Harwich where be, with Joseph Sever- 
ance and Manoah Ellis, bought a tract of land of Joseph Crook, an 
Indian. He resided in the south part of the town in what is some- 
times denominated the Doane neighborhood. He afterwards sold . 
his interest in the above land to Isaac Atkins and removed to that 
part of Eastham which subsequently became the town of Wellfleet 
It is not known who his wife was. His son Elisha Eldredge, Jr., 
was active in church work and was opposed to the preaching of 
Mr. Oakes. 

3. Elisha* Eldredge (Mtsha* WtUiam^), born about 1690, died in 

Mansfield, Ct., Nov. 9, 1754, married Dorcas, daughter of Thomas 
Mulford, of Truro. She was born in Eastham, March 6, 1692-3, 
and died in IMansfield, Ct., about 1755. Her mother was Mary, 
daughter of Nathaniel Basset and granddaughter of William Basset 
who came in the ship "Fortune" in 1621. Elisha was probably 
married in Truro and his son Mulford was born there, but by 1715 
he was living again in Eastham, and about 1741 he removed to 
Mansfield, Ct. Owing to the church troubles at Billingsgate (East- 
ham), he had himself and children baptized in Truro, in 1727, where 
he is on the church records as " Elisha Eldredge Jr. of Eastham." 
He and his wife Dorcas were admitted to the church at South Mans- 
field, by letter, June 21, 1741. In his will, dated Dec. 12, 1751, 
and proved Nov. 23, 1754, he provides for the four sons and five 
daughters named below and signs his name Misha Eldredge. This 
spelling of the name has been adhered to by most of his descend- 
ants. His wife Dorcas, who is named in the will, was dead in 1756 
when the estate was distributed. 
Children : 

i. Mulford^, b. in Truro, Jan. 22, 1713 ; d. in Mansfield, Feb. 16, 
1791 ; m. Ablel . Their children : 

1. Thomas,^ b. in Truro, Dec. 28, 17S6; d. six weeks later. 

2. Mary, b. In Truro, July 80, 1738. 

8. Thomas, b. in Truro, Oct. 80, 1740. 

4. Elisha, b. in Truro, Oct. 80, 1742. 

6. Eezekiah, b. in Mansfield, Dec. 29, 1744; d. June 29, 1806; m. 
Jan. 19, 1766, Abigail Whiton, of Ashford and had : 1. Abial,< 
b. Nov. 23, 1766. 2. Hezel^, b. April 18, 1768, was a physi- 
cian and lived in Brighton, Mass. 8. Elijah, b. March 20, 
1770; d. Oct. 11, 1848; m. Bethiah Chapnum and had Sarah,^ 
Persis, Elijah, Hezekiah, Lucius, Abigail, Eri, Elizabeth, Boyal 
Chapman and Cyrus Whiting. 4. Sybil,* b. March 19, 1778. 
o. Abigail,* b. Nov. 7, 1774; d. Dec. 8, 1887. 6. Micah,« b. 
May 24, 1776; d. July 2, 1849; was a physician in Dunstable, 
Mass. and Nashua, N. H. ; m. Sally Buttrick and had Heze- 
kiah,^ Sarah, Almlra, Erasmus Darwin, Horace, Olney, Fred- 
erick A., Clifton B., Micah, Mary A., Lucius O. and Melbum E. 
7. Stephen,* b. Sept. 25, 1779; merchant, Troy, N. Y; d. Nov. 
27, 1848. 8. Hosea,* b. Jan. 4, 1788; d. March 81, 1887. 9. 
Persis,* b. Jan. 28, 1785 ; d. Jan. 9, 1792. 10. A daughter, b. 
July 19, 1786. 

6. Daniel^ b. in Mansfield, Feb. 25, 1746; d. 1814. 

7. Lemuel, b. in Mansfield, April 5, 1749; d. March 28, 1818; m. 

Hannah Woodbury, of Lebanon and had Lemuel Barrows,* 
Asa, Hannah, May, Aloigence, Abner, Sarah, Bela and Zervich. 

8. AhUl,^ b. in Mansfield, July 20, 1761 ; d. May 17. 1759. 

9. Mulford, b. in Mansfield, Jan. 20, 1754; d. Feb. 2, 1762. 

10. John, b. in Mansfield, Jan. 7, 1756; d. January, 1882. 

11. Micah, b. in Mansfield, March 6, 1768. 

12. Dorcas, b. in Mansfield, March 6, 1760. 

18. Jemima, b. in Mansfield, Feb. 2, 1762 ; d. May 8, 1802. 
4. ii. Jessib, b. in Eastham, Aug. 9, 1715; d. in Willington, Ct., Dec. 17, 
Ui. Elisha, b. in Eastham, March 17, 1717-8 ; m. Precilla Paddock, 
and had : 

1. Bethia,* b. Feb. 26, 1748. 

2. Eunice, b. Jan. 15, 1746. 
8. Thomas, b. March 9, 1751. 
4. Elishama, b. Sept. 9, 1752. 

y 6. Stephen, b. April 12, 1766. 

6. Zuar, b. June 16, 1760. 
iv. David. 
• V. Mart (twin), b. in Eastham, March 15, 1720-1; m. New- 
vl. Dorcas (twin), b. in Eastham, March 15, 1720-1; m. Joseph 

vii. Jemdia, m. Lemuel Barrows. 
viU. Bethia, m. William Farwell. 
ix. Tamesix, m. Hezekiah Crane. 

4. Jesse^ Eldredge {Elisha^^ JElisha,* William^), born in Eastham, 
Aug. 9, 1715; died in Willington, Cu Dec. 17, 1794; married in 
Eastham, Nov. 7, 1734, Abigail, daughter of Samuel and Abigail 
(Freeman) Smith. She was born in Eastham, Dec. 17, 1718, and 
died in Willington, March 16, 1793. She was a descendant of 
Elder William Brewster, Stephen Hopkins, Gov. Thomas Frence, 
Edmund Freeman, Rev. John Lothrop, Ralph Smyth, Henry How- 
land and Thomas Clark. Jesse Eldredge preceded his father to 
Mansfield and later removed to Willington, an adjoining town. As 
the Mansfield and Willington records are very defective, I cannot 
give the dates of birth of all his children. The children were as 
follows : 


i. Abigail/ b. in Mansfield, Oct. 27, 17S5. 

11. Dorcas, b. in Mansfield, April 30, 1738. 

ill. Mabt, b. in Mansfield, Jnne 6, 1740. 

iv. Jkssr, bap. in Mansfield, April 25, 1742; d. in Willington, May 9, 
1788 ; m. March 19, 1767, Mary Pierce, of Mansfield. He was a 
farmer and a soldier of the Bevolation. Their children were : 

1. «7eMe,*b.Jan. 11, 1768; m. 1st, Polly BickneU, 2d, Nabby Williams. 

He removed to Chenango Co., N. Y. Ten children. 

2. David, b. Sept. 28, 1773. He was a snrreyor and was sent from 

Connecticut to snnrey the Western Beserve. He was drowned 
in what was then called the Grand Biver, Jnne 13, 1797, and 
buried where the city of Cleyeland now stands. 
8. Enoch, b. May 2, 1775 ; d. October, 1861 ; m. Anna Pierce and 
went to Chenango Co., N. Y. and from thence to Wisconsin. 
He was also a surveyor and was with his brother David when 
the latter was drowned. Eight children. 

4. Mijah, b. Oct. 14, 1778 ; m. 1st, Dec. 31, 1806, Clarissa Crane, of 

Mansfield; 2d, June 21, 1810, Sally Hunt, of Columbia. Chil- 
dren: 1. Clarissa,' b. Feb. 24, 1808; m. Thomas Buss. 2. 
Esther, b. Aug. 5, 1809; m. David Bufiington. 8. Elijah, b. 
March 11, 1811; m. Hannah Holman. 4. Sally, b. Feb. 14, 
1813 ; m. Wilson Curtis. 5. Elam, b. Jan. 23, 1815. 6. Abigail, 
b. Feb. 6, 1817; m. Jonathan Lyman Dunham. 7. Mary, b. 
July 14, 1819. 8. Joseph, b. July 14, 1819; m. Susan Wilson; 
resides in BockviUe, Ct. 9. David, b. Oct. 28, 1821 ; m. Nancy 
M. Farnham ; resides in Willington, Ct. 10. Daniel, b. May 14»' 
1824; m. Catherine Holt; resides in Willington, Ct. 

5. Mary, b. April 5, 1781 ; m. Jason Barrows. 

V. Ebenezer, bap. in Mansfield, June 10, 1744 ; d. in infancy, 
vi. Martha, m. Ebenezer Smith, 
vii. Ebenbzer. 

viii. Samxtel, d. Jan. 20, 1782; m. Hannah Fuller and had SlUha,* 
Samuel and JECannah. He was a soldier of the Bevolotlon and 
served as private in 6th Company (Capt. Jonathan Parker), 
3d Battalion Wadworth's Brigade. 
5. ix. ZOETH, b. about 1751 ; d. March 18, 1828. 

X. Jemima, b. in Willington, March 28, 1755 ; m. Philemon Holt. 
xi. Joseph, b. in Willington, Feb. 28, 1759 ; m. Bhoda Goodale, and 
had Bhoda,* JSlesalect, Bhoda, Abigail, Colista, Chester and 
Freeman. He was also a private in Captain Parker's Company, 
xii. Anna, b. in Willington, Feb. 28, 1759 ; m. Stephen Farnam. 

ZoETH* Eldredge (Jesse,* JBHsha,* ElUha,^ William^), born, it is 
supposed, in Willington, Ct., about 1751 ; died in Willington, March 
18, 1828. He married first, in Willington, Aug. 6, 1771, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Timothy and Dinah Pearl. She was born in Willing- 
ton, Jan. 15, 1756; died Jan. 8, 1779. He married second, in 
Willington, Oct. 16, 1779, Bethia, daughter of Capt. Ichabod Hinck- 
ley, of Tolland. She was born in Tolland, Dec. 10, 1759, and 
died iu Willington, June 17, 1850. She was a descendant of Samuel 
Hinclcley, Rev. John Lotbrop, Roger Goodspeed, Dolar Davis and 
Robert Lyuiiell. Her father. Captain Hincliley, was adjutant of the 
company of Minute-Men in the Lexington alarm and afterwards 
a lieutenant and captain in the Continental army. 

Zoeth Eldredge was a farmer and a soldier of the Revolution. 
The Minute-Men who sprang to arms at the sound of the Lexing- 
ton alarm were regularly organized and equipped militia, enrolled 
by authority of the Assembly or Provincial Congress and were 
subject to the call of the Committee of Safety. Citizens of every 
calling appeared in the ranks of these " iQarm companies." To be 

a private id them was proclaimed to be an honor; to be cbosen to 
o^ce iu themf a mark of tbe highest distinctioD.* 

In company with the other Connecticut towns, WilJiogton re- 
Bponded quickJy to the call of April 19, 1775| and ntmost before the 
British troopa had accompUahed their retreat from Lexington a 
gallant little band of farmer soldiers were on the road to Bostou. 
The company was under the command of Maj. Elijah Fentoa and 
Zoeth Eldredge marched — a private — lu the ranks. The service of 
the Minute-Men was brief and upon their dismissal Zoeth Eldredge 
enlisted in the Second Connecticut Regiment, CoL Joseph Spencer^ 
serving as a private in the Fifth Company under Capt. Sobmon 
Willea from about May 1st until the regiment was dismissed in the 
latter part of December, 1775. This regiment was at Roxbury 
and served during the siege of Boston; detachments of otficera 
and men engaged at the battle of Bunker Hill and in Arnold's 
Quebec eipedition, September—December, 1775. He also saw 
three months* service nnder Washington in New York City- There 
he was taken sick with camp fever and was sent with several of bis 
comrades to the hospital at Stamford, Ct., just before the retreat 
from the city began. His regiment was the Twenty-se<-ond Connecti^ 
cut militia, Col- Samuel Chapman, and his company commander W£is 
Capt, Joseph Parsons, 

Children, born in WillingtoDi By first wife, Elizabeth Pearl : 

1, Zoeth,* b. Jan. 29, 1772; d. Sept S^ 1780. 
it* TdiothVi b, Sept. a, 1773^ d. Feb. 3, 1775. 

111. Eu.iSTCs, b. April 3, 1775^ d. In SprlngHtald, Mass., May 6^ 1820; 
m. Ruble f daughter of Moses Allen and bad: 

1< Mubie AUenj^ m. Samuel BLLss. 

a. Elizah^K m. Horace White. 

8. JUari/ Adams, num. 

4. EraAtMS^ m. Julia Hosmer. 

5. Esther Allen t m. Edmund Austin. 

6. M^&es AlUiif ra. Elizabeth J, Stebbina. 

7. Elijah. 

8. Hfxnnah, m. Dr. J. D- Woodward. 

9. Albert Gallntin, m. Nancy McLean. 
10. ^-Ifiafina, uQin. 

Iy* TnEOTiiv, b. Feb. IG, 1777* Went to Springfield T\ith his brother 
Erastus, then to Now Hampshire and afterwnpds to western 
^cw York, lie had three children % ArifiW^ Banid and a daugh- 

r. EuJAlii b. Dec* 26, 1778. When he was twenty years old he went 
to Boston and shipped on hoard the '* Pickering/' a vessel bound 
for tho West Indies and a ^' swift numor.'* She sailed about 
Feb* lo, 17S>D, The vessel proved to be a pirate aud Elijah was 
never heard of ai^alo. He was a young man of stiTllng charac- 
ter, and his friends never doubted but that he cho^e the alterna- 
tive of walkiug the plank rather thun join the ranrderous crew. 

By second wife, Betliia Hinckley: 

vl. IciiAnoD, b. June 22, 1780 ^ d. In Cambridge, N. Y., Dec 23, 1843; 
ra. iu Cambridge, Sarah Kice. Children r 

1. Thfinkfid,^ m. Jdtnes Parker, 

2. Dorrh, tn. AKUba Church, 

3. Ann, m. Co 1 ton Hath 

4. IchaboiL 

* Froth! nghnm's Siege of Boston* 







I. vli. ZOETH, b. April 1, 1782: d. in Syracuse, N. T., 1844. 

riii. Elizabeth, b. May 23, 1784 ; d. Oct. 2; 1802. 

is. Polly, b. June 29, 1786; d. Jane 23, 1874; m. Elijah C. Pearl. 
Children : Norman' Pearly Edward Pearl, Marcus Pearl, Lticius 
Pearly Ann Pearl, Mary Pearl and Caroline Pearl, Polly d. in 
Amsterdam, N. Y. and was baried in CSmbridge, N. Y. 

X. Persis, b. Dec. 3, 1788 ; m. Amasa Dunton. 

xi. Arial, b. April 28, 1791; d. Sept. 15, 1849; m. Betsey, daughter of 
Shubael and Elizabeth (Wright) Dimock. Children : 

1. Caroline J b. Feb. 6, 1816; d. April 27, 1882; m. March 3, 1835, 

Joshua Preston. Children : Burtren D.' Preston, Edward Y. 
Preston (resides in Hartford, Ct.), Albert B. Preston, Everett 
B. Preston, Estelle B. Preston, Justina H. Preston and George 
E. Preston. 

2. Ira Dimocky b. March 19, 1818; d. Oct. 17. 1841. 

3. Wealthy Jane, b. June 4, 1820; d. April, 1851; m. John Henry 

Holmes. Child : Julia Isadore* Holmes m. Dilworth. 

4. Elizabethy b. April 3, 1822; d. April 21, 1851; m. Marcus Fisk. 

Children: Theodore D. Fisk,* Jane Elizabeth Fisk, Eugene 
D. Fisk, Emily Ann Fisk and Ella Lavonne Fisk. 

5. Sophroniay b. April 8, 1826 ; d. Oct. 15, 1859 ; m. Norman, son of 

General Holt, of Willington. 

6. Phcebe JR., b. Jan. 13, 1829; d. in WiUimantic, March 4, 1865. 

7. William JT., b. Jan. 14, 1832; d. July 12, 1854. 

8. Henry, b. June 16, 1835 ; resides in New York City. 

xii. Ahiba, b. March 26, 1794; d. in Cambridge, N. Y., June 5, 1879; 
m. in White Creek, N. Y., April 12, 1821, Polly Bice. Children : 

1. Ahira,'' b. in Salem, N. Y., April 11, 1823; resides in Cambridge, 

N. Y. ; m. 1st, Bhoda J. Staples; m. 2d, Carrie M. Woodward. 
Children : Jane A.,* m. Volney Eenyon, resides in MarysvlUe, 
Md. ; Mary I. and (>race I. 

2. Mary, b. in White Creek, N. Y., April 27, 1829; m. Jehial Baker 

and had Phoebe' Baker and G^eorge Baker. 

3. Williamy b. in White Creek, N. Y., May 19, 1835 ; resides in Cam- 

bridge, N. Y. 
xiil. Olive, b. Nov. 19, 1796; m. Marcy and settled about 

sixty miles southwest of Chicago, 111. 
xiv. SoFHRONiA, b. Dec. 11, 1799; d. Aug. 6, 1882; m. Oct. 24, 1824, 

Austin Pearl. Children : 

1. Ann Elizabeth Pearl, b. Dec. 20, 1826; d. Sept. 13, 1848. 

2. George Gray Pearl, b. Aug. 6, 1829; d. July 4, 1839. 

3. Ahira Eldredge Pearl, b. Jan. 23, 1831 ; resides in Providence, 

R. I. ; m. 1st, Nancy T. Clark ; m. 2d, Isabella Grant. Children : 

1. Mabel E. Pearl,* m. Dr. Alberts. Powe. 2. George A. Pearl. 
3. Clark A. Pearl. 

4. CJiloe Cordelia Pearl, b. July 16, 1836: d. Sept. 24, 1848. 

5. 2lai*y Jane Pearl, b. May 23, 1837; m. 1st, Elias R. Gray; m. 2d, 

Henry L. Dempsey ; resides in East Brookfleld, Mass. 

6. Caroline Beihiah Pearl, b. Jan. 16, 1839 ; resides in East Brook- 

fleld, Mass. ; m. 1st, Walter T. Brigham ; m. 2d, Leonard War- 
ren. Children : 1. Llbbie A. Brigham,' m. Walter J. Linley. 

2. Augusta H. Warren, m. Warren E. Yarbell. 3. Mary Pearl 
Warreu, m. Harrison E. Grant. 

XV. Jltlana, b. May 22, 1802 ; m. Wilbur Moulton and settled in Cam- 
bridge, N. Y. Children : Sophronia' Moulton, Albert Moulton, 
Maria Moulton, John Moulton, Henry Moulton and Kate Moul- 

6. ZoETH* Eldredge (Zeoth* Jesse,* Elisha* Elisha,* WiUiam}) born in 
Willington, Ct., April 1, 1782; died in Syracuse, N. Y., 1844. He 
married in Willington, Oct. 8, 1804, Lois, daughter of Samuel 
and Lois (Pearl) Dunton. She was born in Willington, Oct. 4, 
1784, and died in Victor, N. Y., April 25, 1819. Her father. 



Samuel Dud ton, was a soldier of the Herolution and waa sergeant 
of the Sixth Company, Third Battalion, Wads worth's Brigade. 
He joined Lhe battadon when it was raised, in June, 1776, and 
served until it was dif missed in December of the same jear. About 
1809, Zoeth El dredge removed to Cambridge, N. Y. ; from thence 
about 1813 10 Pittsford, N. Y-; from thence about 1817 to Victor, 
N, T., aud later to Sjracusef N. Y., where he died iu 1844. 
CbUdren : 

L Eliza/ b. In Wniington. Ct*, Oct, 11, 1805; d. In Buffblo. N. Y, 
Sept, 13, 1337; m. In Bufialo, Jan. 24, 1828, Joslah Beardslej* 
ChUdrea : 

1. Edieiii N. Beardil£tt,^ b. Marcli 15, 1829 j d. April 13, 1830. 

2. Jane Ann Bear^Mejf, b. March IT, 1831; d. Nov, 28, 1843. 

8, Geortj^ FoHer BfianUhy, b, Sept. 15, 1833; resides in Chic^Oi 
III' J m. HanDah Downtr and had George Porter' Beardsley, Jr, 

4. ^hn EUsa B^anlsWj, b. Nov. 21, 1836; resides In Bnfi^lo, N, Y. ; 

HI. Henry S. White and had: 1. Lewis Beardsley White; m. 
Mabel A. Shadand, of Boston; resides in Sprlngfleld, Maas. 
2. Ellen Eliia White,* m. Luther P. Graves; resides in Buffalo, 
N. T, 
I, CharUs Sdioard Bfdrdtlqfi b. Feb. 23, 1843 ; resides in Buffldo, 

N. Y. 
6. Frank Lncia Betirdsley, b. Dec. 12, 1S51; d. Aug. 24, 1865. 
11. Betsey, b. in Wlliington, Dec. 37, 1807; d. In Grand Rapids, SOcli.j 
Dec. 14, 1S82: m. In Clarkson, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1830, William 
Henrv Howells itathews. He d. in Rochester, N. Y., Aug. 10, 
1846. Children : 

1, Ifarriet Adele JiTaf/ietc^,* b. In Clarkson, July 6, 1332 ; d. March, 

2. Helen LouiK J/.iiftetr^, b. in Clarkson, July 5, 1834; resides in 

Clevelaud, OI:io; m. in Buflhlo, Dec. 31, 1850, Lewis C. Butts. 
Ciiildreu: 1. William ilathews Butts,* (m. Kate ChampUn 
and had John Champlin Butts/" Dt^light Boire Butts^^'). 2. 
Marcia Helen Butts. 3. Harriet A dele Palnc Butts. 4. Mary 
WortMngton Butts. 5. James Lewis Butts. 6, Bessie LydLla 

5. Char-e$ Renr^j Mathews, b. March, 1836 ; d, 1840. 
4, Jarnii Mathttc$. b. Jaanary, 1838 ; d. 1840. 

6. Julia r. Mathet'i, b. In Hollv, N. Y„ Sept. 16, 1842; m. Chester 

B. Hinsdlll ; resided In Grand Raptds, Mich, and bad Corinne 
Hin idill* m. Charles Fox. 
6. Sarixh Ahiiira Maihein, b. in Holly, X. Y, Aug. 13, 1844; d. \n 
Indiauapoliii. May 14, 1872; m. Ciiarles A.Raynor and had 
Helen M, Rayuur,* George B. Rayuor, Sarah D. Kaynor and 
Cb fence Rarnor, 
iiL Sa^ckl DrxTOK, b- in Cambridge, N, Y,, June 6, 1810; d. in 
ButT^Uo, N. Y.. Mav 29, 1393; m. 1st, Caroline Brown, July 4, 
1S32; m. 2d, April 21, 16^0, Elim (Clark) Greensliield. No chil- 
dren Uviug. 
Iv. ALiiiHA, b. June 21), 1S12; d. in Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1858; 

m. 1st, Hulchins; m, 2d, Dr. Day, No children. 

, V. ZoKTH. b. in Pltt.^forl. N. Y., Sept. 6, 18H; d. March 0, 1870. 
vL John* RocnESTEn. b. in Pittsford, N, Y.> Nor. 3, 1S16; resides in 
Br^-^olilyu, N. Y. ; m. in East Brooiufleld, Ont., Feb. 22, 1844, 
Mary Hay waril. Shed. 1877. Children: 

1. -HornVi LoHi&e^ b. in Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1845; d. April 28, 


2. J/arj Lomset b. in Rochester, N. Y., March 23, 1849; resides fu 

Brooklyn, N. Y.; m, in New York, Sept. U, 1S72, Isaac Smith 
Strong. Cliildren: Edward R. Strong,* Willis E. Strong, 
Arthur H. Strong and Marr Louise Strong. 

3. John Eochmer. b. Ang. 1, IS'al ; d. June 3, ISBT. 




4. Willis Wayward, b. March 6, 1857; d. March 24, 1875. 

Tii. Jaxe Carroll, b. Nov. 8, 1816 ; d. Aug. 16, 1817. 

Tlil. Lewis Perkins, b. ia Victor, N. Y., April 26, 1819 ; d. ia Victor 
April 21, 1857; m. in Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 80, 1845, Anr 
Burns and had Levcis P.' m. Minna A. Bickford; resides ii: 
Denver, Colo. Two children : I 

ix. Lois, b. in Victor, N. Y., April 25, 1819 ; d. Feb. 2, 1842. j 

ZoETH^ Eldredge {Zoeth* Zoeth* Jesse * Misha* Mishap* WiUxam^), 
born in Pittsford, N. T., Sept. 6, 1814; died in Mazomanie, Wis., 
March 9, 1879. He married in South Trenton, N. Y., Oct 1, 1842, 
Elizabeth, widow of Porter M. Bush and daughter of Campbell 
and Elvira (Skinner) Curry. Her ancestors on her father's side I 
were the original proprietors of Schenectady — the Bratts, Van Eps, 
Glens, etc. Her maternal great grandfather was Lieut John 
Skinner, a soldier of the Revolution. Her first husband was Porter 
M. Bush, by whom she had Emma Jane Bush, bom March 14, 
1838; mat lied Whitman M. Cornwall and had three children. 
After the death of Bush she married Zoeth Eldredge. She was 
born in South Trenton, N. Y., Feb. 12, 1817, and died in St Joseph, 
Mich„ Oct 7, 1869. Zoeth Eldredge resided in Buffalo, N. Y., 
where he was for many years connected with the Western Trans- 
portation Company. In 1859 he took the Franklyn House, a well 
known farmer's and commercial hotel, which he kept for five years. 
Removing to St Joseph, Mich., in 1864, he bought a peach orchard 
and went into the business of fruit-raising. About 1870 he went 
to Colorado, where he bought a tract in the Greeley Colony. 
After a residence of some years in Colorado, he went to Mazomauie, 
Wis., where he died. 

Children, all born in Buffalo: 

i. George Campbell,' b. Aug. 23, 1848; resides in Chicago, 111; m. 
in St. Joseph. Mich., June 9, 1869, Anna Maria Wisner. Only 
child living, Harriet Bebecca,* b. in Chicago, Sept. 27, 1870 ; m. 
Dec. 27, 1892. George J. Hamlin and had George Eldredge*** 

ii. Zoeth Skixner, b. Oct. 13, f846 ; resides in San Francisco, Cal. ; 
m. l3t, in Carson, Nev., March 1, 1876, Rosa, daughter of Dr. P. 
B. and Rosa (Goodrich) Ellis. She was b. in St. Louis, June 
U. 1S49. and d. in San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 19, 1882. She was 
a i:randdaughter of Dr. Hiram P. tjoodrich, D.D. and a descend- 
an: of William Goodrich, of Wethersfleld, Ct. Married 2d, in 
Bc>ton, Oct. Ii*. 1S92, Frances M., daughter of John Gerrish and 
Marv (Moulton) Webster. Children: 

1. Jo'r.i Rochester,* b. in Virginia City, July 7, 1877; d. Sept. 22, 


2. Zoch Stanley, b. in Virginia City, Dec. 4, 1879. 
?. AR-z Webiter, b. m Bosion, Nov. 4, 1893. 

ill. Fkaxx Augustus, b. Dec. 11, 1S48; resides in Byers, Colo.; m. 
iu St. Joseph, April 13, 1868, Florence Marion Russell. Chil- 

1. £mr\'.i Zora* b. in St. Joseph, March 9, 1869; m. Aug. 6, 1888, 

Stephen H. Bell and had Florence J. Bell,*'^ Edgar G. Bell and 
Helen E. BeU. 

2. Sam. '.el Robert, b. in Greeley, Colo., Oct. SO, 1872. 

iv. Joux Rochester, b. Oct. 12, 1S50; d. in Denver, Colo., Jan. 5, 
ISOo: m. in Denver, Oct. -9, 1S89, Jennie Mortimer and had 
Jlarj Elizabeth. 

V. Samuzl Duxtox, b. Xov. 19, 1853; resides in Chicago, III. 











William Basset came in the ship Fortune in 1621, and settled first in 
Pljmoath, then in Doxbury, and finally in Barnstable, of which town he 
was an origiDal proprietor. He died there in 1667. He was compara- 
tivelj wealthy, being a large land owner, only foor in Plymouth paying a 
larger tax in 1633. He was on the earliest list of freemen, made in 1683 ; 
was a Tolunteer in the company raised in 1637 to assist the Massachusetts 
and Connecticut settlers in the Pequod war; a member of the committee of 
of the town of Duxbnry to lay out bounds and decide on the fitness of per- 
sons applying to become residents and was representative to the Old 
Colony Courts sii years. 

His son Nathaniel settled first in Marshfield, but removed to Yar- 
mouth, where he was living in 1664. His estate was appraised at £228, 11. 

Mart Basset, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Joyce) Basset, mar- 
ried Thomas, son of Thomas Mulford, in Eastham, October 29, 1690. 
Their children were : Anne, Dorcas, Mary, Hannah, Elizabeth, Thomas 
and Jemima. 

Dorcas Mulford, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Basset) Mulford, was 
bom in Eastham March 6, 1693, and became the wife of Ensigst Elisha 

Her father's will, dated June 8, 172B (proved July 2, 1748), names 
daughter Dorcas Eldredge and first born grandson Mulford Eldredge, not 
of ajje. 

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" Ralph Smyth of Hinoham." 

Ralph Shtth came to Hingham, Mass., in 1633, from "Old Hing> 
bam." Comity Norfolk, Eng. He was of Eastham in 1657, in which year 
he took the " oath of fidelity," and his name was entered on the records a.^ 
Ralph Smith and the name is Smith on all subsequent records. On th( 
27th of October, 1685, letters of administration were granted to Grace, relict 
of Ralph Smith and to Samuel Smith, son to said Ralph Smith, all oi 
the town of Eastham, Colony of Plymouth. 

Samuel' Smith (Balph^) was baptized in Hingham July 11, 1641; died 
in Eastham Nov. 20, 1696. He married in Eastham January 3, 1667, Mary. 
daughter of Gyles Hopkins who came with his father, Stephen Hopkins, in 
the Mayfiower in 1620. She was born in Eastham, Nov. 1640. Children . 
Samuel, Mary, Josiah, John, Grace, Deborah. 

Samuel' Smith {Samuelj* Rcdph^) born in Eastham May 26, 1668: 
died Sept. 22, 1692; married May 26, 1690, Bathshuba, daughter of 
Barnabas and Susannah (Clark) Lothrop. She was born in Barnstable 
June 25, 1671, and after the death of her husband married (2) Samuel 
Freeman of Eastham. 

Her father, Barnabas Lothrop was a man of distinguished ability and 
character. He was for ten years Deputy to the Colonial Court ; was mem- 
ber of the Council of War, 1675, Justice of the Court of Common Pleas 
and Judge of Probate Court for twelve years. Besides these and other 
local offices, he was for five years assistant to the Governor (Hinckley). 

Upon the Union of Plymouth Colony with Massachusetts Bay he was 
selected under the new charter with his friend Governor Hinckley, as one 
of the CouQcillors of the Province under the adminbtration of Sir Wil- 
liam Phipps — a life position of the highest honor and responsibility. 

Barnabas Lothrop was a son of the Rev. John Lothrop, baptized in 
Scituate, where he was bom, June 6, 1686 ; died in Barnstable, Dec. 21, 
1715. He married in December, 1658, Susannah, daughter of Thomas 
and Susan (Ring) Clark. Thomas Clark was the mate of the Mayflower, 
and he returned to Plymouth in the Ann, 1623. He afterwards lived some 
years in Boston and also in Harwich, of which town he was one of the ori- 
ginal proprietors. He died May 24, 1697, ss. 98 years, and is buried in 
Plymouth. His daughter, Susannah Lothrop, died Sept, 28, 1697. 

Children of Samuel and Bathshuba (Lothrop) Smith: Samuel and 

Samuel^ Smith {Samuel^^ SamueP, Ralph}) was bom in Eastham, 
Feb. 13, 1691. His will was proved October 11, 1768. He married in 
Eastham, October 9, 1712, Abigail, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (How- 
land) Freeman. She was bom in 1693. Her mother was the daughter 
of Zoeth Howland who was the son of Henry Howland. 


It is not known when Henry Howland came, but the first record of him 
is in the allotment of cattle to the different families in Plymouth in 1624, 
when he appears as :he owner of the " black cow." He was a freeman in 
1633; served assnrvejor of highways, grand jnror, etc. In 1657 he had 
joined the Society of Friends, and his name appears that year on the list of 
those who refused to serve on the " Grand Enquest." Both Henry and hia 
son Zoeth, who had also become a member of the Friends Society, were 
frequently fined and imprisoned for entertaining quakers, refusing to serve 
on the grand jury. etc. In 1652 Henry Howland was associated with 
others in a large tract of land in Dartmouth. In 1659 he, with twenty- 
six others, bought of the Indians. Asonet — now Freetown. He died in 
Duxbury, but he provided for his immediate posterity a more congenial 
home for them in Freetown and Dartmouth. His son Samuel inherited 
the Freetown prop^erty. while Zoeth settled about 1662 in Dartmouth. 

Zoeth Howland married Mary Newland October 10, 1656. In March, 
1658, he was brought before the court "for speaking opprobriously of the 
Minnisters of God*s Word" ('* Hee said hee would not go to meeting to 
hear lyes and that the diuill could teach as good a sermon as the minnisters," 
etc) ' For this ofience he was condemned to sit in the stocks for an hour. 
His wife, also, was ^ned 10s. for not attending the meeting of the Puri- 
tans. Zoeth How!and was killed by the Indians July 2 1 , 1 67 6. Just where 
he was killed and how he came to be there, is not known. It was in that 
section of Rhode Island called Focasset, now Tiverton and Portsmouth, 
and the date of his death was in the middle of King Philip's War. 

Nathaniel Freeman, the father of Abigail Smith, resided in that part of 
the present OrleaLS formerly the Indian Skaket. He was Justice of the 
Court of Common Pleas', besides holding other important local offices and 
was long prominec: in public affairs. His father was Major John Free- 
man and his mother was Mercy Prence, daughter of Governor Prence 
and granddaughter of Elder William Brewster. Nathaniel Freeman was 
born March 20, 1669. and died Jan. 4, 1760, aged 91 years. His father. 
Major John Fretri::an. was bom in England in 1627, and died in Eastham 
October 28. 1719. He married Mercy Prence Feb. 14, 1650. He was a 
resident of Sandwich and about the time of his marriage removed to East- 
ham, where be is mentioned in the records as '' among the earliest settlers 
with Governor Prence.'' He was conspicuous in the military, doing service in 
the Indian wars. He was a large laud owner, held many important public 
offices and in 1692 was appointed to the Bench of Common Pleas. Through 
a long course of years he was deacon of the Eastham church and he has 
been regarded as one of the fathers of Eastham. His father, Mr. Ed- 
mund Freeman, c:\me from England in 1635, in the ship Abigail. He was 
at Suugus (Lvnn^ the same year and was admitted a freeman at Plymouth 
in 1637. I'j AprLl of this year he, with nine other **men of Saugus,** 
obtained leave of the Colonial Government to establish the first English 
town on the Cape. The location they selected was, two years later, legally 
incorporated the :own of Sandwich. 

Edmund Freeman was for many years assistant to the Governor besides 
holding importac: local offices. He was always prominent, active and in- 
fluential. Durini: the Quaker troubles which reached Sandwich sixteen or 
seventeen years after its settlement, his councils were for moderation, and so 
far from consenting to severities, he stoutly remonstrated against all illiberal 
enactments and their enforcement. He was born, it is supposed, in 1690, 
and died in 1682. His wife was named Elizabeth. 


The two men who were most prominent in the exodus of the Pilgrim 
Fathers from England were William Brewster and the Rev. John Robin- 
son. Brewster was educated at Cambridge and as a young man had for 
years been in the service of Davison, secretary of state to Elizabeth. He 
had, as a highly-trusted follower, accompanied him to Holland, where Da- 
vison resided for some time as special agent of the crown. When the 
Netherlands surrendered their '< cautionary towns " to Elizabeth, the keys 
of these towns were entrusted by Davison to the custody of Brewster. 

After the disgrace of the secretary which followed the execution of Mary 
Stuart. Brewster returned to his home at Scrooby. 

Scrooby was a little hamlet situated nearly at the junction of the counties 
of York, Nottingham and Lincoln. It contained a decaying manor house 
belonging to the Archbishop of York and being on the great highway was 
a mail and post station. Brewster, in time, succ^seded his father as manager 
of this station and as agent of the Archbishop, residing in the manor 

In the la:ter days of Elizabeth when the Separatists had been mostly sup- 
pressed or driven into banishment, we find one of their congregations still 
existing in Gainsborough upon Trent, not far from this little hamlet John 
Smyth was :he pastor while Brewster and young William Bradford, after- 
wards Governor of Plymouth Colony, were among its members. In 1604 
this coDgreption received an important accession in the person of John 
Robinson, the famous minister of the historic church afterwards formed at 

But even :n this distant quarter persecution did not cease, and before 
long they were divided into two separate congregations, the original body 
under Smyth, removing to Amsterdam in 1606. The others consolidated 
themselves at Scrooby, taking Robinson for their minister and meeting for 
worship at the manor house. Here, says Bradford (Hist, of Plymouth 
Plantation), with "great love" and at "great charge" they were enter- 
tained by Brewster so long as they remained in England. Here again 
they were harrassed. Some were taken and dapt up in prison, others had 
their houses beset, etc They determined, therefore, to abandon their 
houses and property and seek a refuge in the Low Countries. 

When Robinson and his little flock attempted to leave England in 1607 
they were arrested and throwp into jail. They were released after a few 
months, and the next year made a more successful attempt. Embarking 
at night they were surprised by the officials when half their number were on 
ship board. The party was divided ; husbands were separated from wives, 
parents from children. Some went over at a later date, singly and by 
secret routes. By August, 1608, the whole congregation, ncunbering about 
100, was safely housed at Amsterdam, Robinson, Brewster and the other 

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pnndpal membera ataved to help the we^eat orer aod were the last to gg. 
Later, m 1609, thej removed to Leydea aod in 1620 a part of the coogre- 
gatioQ- about one-third in number and led by the scholarly Elder Bre water, 
cro5£eri the Atlantic in the ^' Mi j^ower" and founded at Plymouth the fi^t 
of the New England Colonies,* 

WilUam Brewster waa bom in Scroohy abont 1563, and died in Dnxbury, 
Hass^ April 18, 16-t3, He was accompanied on Che Mayflower by hia 
wife Mary and two younger sons. Hii daughter Patience^ who married 
Got, Prence* came, with her sister Fear, in the '* Anne '* in 1 623* 

Thomas Freuce came in the '' Fortane ^ in 1621. He was a son of Tbomaa 
Prence of Lechdale, Co^ Gloncester, and born about 1600, He died in 
m PIjtDontb March 29, 1 673, aged 72, He married, first, Patience Brewster, 

D- Aog. 5| 1624, She died in 1634* He was first chosen Governor of 

}r Plymouth in 1635 and he filled the office for more than sixteen years. He 

^e v^ greatly disiingulshed, '^ His appearance was particularly dignified and 

i^ striking. He had a countenance full of majesty and waa therein a terror to 

e eiil doers." 

3 By Patience Brewscerhe had, llercy, bom 1631, died Sept. 28, 1711, 

aged 80 years. Married Feb. 13, 1650. Major Jobn Freeman. 

The children of Samuel and Abigiiil (Freeman) Smith, were Mary, 
Zoetb, Abigail. Martha* Bathsheba, Grace, Sosannahf Samuel and Joseph. 
The will of Samiiel Smith, proved Ooiober 11, L76d, names daughter Abi- 
gail Eldredge* wife of Jesse Eldredge. 

Abigail* bmhh (Samuel*. SammP, SnmueP^ Ealph^) born in Eastham, 
Dec IT, 1718, died in Willio^on, Ct.. :5Iarch 16, 1793. Married in Eait- 
ham, November 7^ 1731. Jeise Eidredge. 

* Dou^lfl.% CaxQpbeIl'9 " Tkt Fodtaa i3 Holland, Bugl&nd aud Am&nca.*^ 



Ix the early pirt of the siiteenth eeatury John Lowthropp was Imng 
in Cherry Burtoa. Epg.v a p^irish four miles from Lowthroppe, in which 
his auoeitors probabi v lived. He was {thoagh belou^Dg to a juQior branch 
of the lamilj), a jenclemaQ of quite extended laaded estates, both ia Cherry 
Barton and la various other puru of ibe couatry. Of bis parentage and the 
names of hU brothers and sbrers we have no record, the early pariah regia- 
cer h^vin^ disappeared. This John left a sou, Robert, and three dangb- 

RoBEBT^ LoTHKOPPE (i7^'A»*) succeeded to the estate of his father, in 
Cherrv Burton and in bis lifetime made considerable additions to it- He 

died in 1553. He mirrred Ellen and had Thomas and Har-^ 


Taoius* LoTHSOPPE {Bober^^ John}) born at Cherry Burton ; married 
(1) Elizabeth, widow of Clark* She was buried at Etton^ York- 
shire. July 20. loTl, He married (2) Mary ^, buried at Etton, Jan. 

6, lo>Nand (o) Jane— , He removed to Etton about 1576, and 

died in liiOG. Jie had by hi^ three wives twenty- two children. 

Ret. John* Loth sop {TTiomas^, Robert^^ Johti^) was the son of Thomas 
a ad Alary » his --eooDd wife. He was boru in EtigUind about 1584, and 
died in BarniiaKe, ilais.* No^. 3* 1 653* His first wife died while be was 
imprisoned in London* Mr,-* Ann Lotbrop, who died in Barustablej Feb», 
168^5. was sappoied to be his widow* 

The Rev, John Lodirop was a graduate of Oxford, a clergyman of the 
established charch and ^as settled in a pariah in Egertou in the county of 
KenL Ce giire up his charge, however and renonuced his orders because 
be oould noi cocjciendously remain in the communion, owing to certain re* 
(j'l I rem e n ta w b i ex he regarded as bo t h u n reaso liable an d uu scri p tu ral * A s- 
^iaEe<i with ihe Rev. Heary Jacob, who at Levden bad embraced the 
View J of Robiu^on, they established in London the First Independent 
Churoh io Euglmd. 

iMr* Jacob ^veDt to Virginia in 1G24, and Mr* Lotbrop became the 
piia I or. In 1 tjo 2 a is £ ock was po nnce d u po u by A rch 1 1 1 sho p L aud's p u rsui ?a n t 
at)d fi>riT-iwo of :hem were thrown into prison, a few of the congregation 
iavuiJ escaped* The laymen were released on bail the uextyear, butit wua 
uearly two years before'tbe king, Charles the First, could be persuaded to 
T' u— ^^^'^^" ^^^^ ^^ fia*dly did on condition of his leaving the coun- 
y 1^ hile in prison his wife died, bis children were in great distress 
«i[l came very near to starvation. 

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He DOW embarked with about thirty of his people in the ship " Griffin/' 
for Boston where he arrived Sept. 18, 1634. In 1628 some " men of Kent " 
came over and settled in Scituate. In 1634 Lothrop joined them as pastor, 
briogiDg with him his London flock. In consequence of poor soil and 
scaLtv room, the great body of the church, headed by Lothrop, removed to 
Cape Cod and founded Barnstable. He had thirteen children. 

Thomas* I^otilkov (John\ Thomas f Robert ^ John^) born in Egerton , 
countv of Kent. England, died in Barnstable in 1707; married E)ec 11, 
1639, Sarah (Learned) Ewer, widow of Thomas Ewer. He came with 
his father to Scituate and Barnstable. He had five children. His young- 
est, Bethia. bom July 25, 1649; married Ensign John Hinckley. 


Mr. Samuel Hikcelet was one of Rev. John Lothrop's parishoners 
in Egerton. He continued in sympathy with him and finally shared his 
exile, following him in the ship <' Hercules" in 1634, with his wife Sarah 
and four children. He first settled in Scituate and in 1639 removed to 

Some of the first settlers of Scituate and Barnstable were men of education 
and easy fortune, who had left homes altogether enviable, save in the single 
circumstaoce of the abridgement of their religious liberty. 

The '* men of Kent *' are duly celebrated in English history as men of 
gallautry. loyalty and courtly manners. Vassall, Hatherly, Cudworth, Til- 
den. Hinckley and others, had been accustomed to the elegancies of life in 
EDglaod. They were men eminently qualified for transacting not only the 
icunicipal concerns of their settlements, but for taking an active and lead- 
!De part in the government of the colony. Samuel Hinckley had three sons 
^ho lived :o m:uurity and had families. They were: Thomas, Sainuel and 
John, all children of his first wife Sarah, who died in Barnstable October 
ol. 1662. His eldest son, Thomas, was the last governor of Plymouth 

John' Hincklet (SamueP) was born in Barnstable May 24, 1644; 
led* Dec. 7. 1707; married in Barnstable (first) Bethia, daughter of 
Thomas Lothrop. She was born in Barnstable^ July 23, 1 649 ; baptized 
::ie same day bv her grandfather, Rev. John Lothrop, and died in Barn- 
s'.ahle July 10*. 169?. He married (second) Mary (Davis) Goodspeed, 
widow of Benjamin Goodspeed and daughter of John Davis. 

Ki:>ign John Hinckley was one of the substantial citizens of Barnstable 
and a large land owner. Children, all by first wife and all born in 
Haru?:ab]e : Sarah, Samuel, Bethia, Hannah, Jonathan, Ichabod, Gershom, 
Mercy. 3Iarv, Abigail and Job. 

Ichabod^ Hinckley {John*, SamueP), born in Barnstable August 28, 
1 6>0 : (lieii iu Tolland, Ct., May 10, 1768; married (first) in Barnstable 
Mary, dauirhtcr of Benjamin and Mary (Goodspeed) Davis, on January 
7. 17'.>l\ She was born in Barnstable January 10,1678; died same place 
October 1. 171i\ Her father, Benjamin Goodspeed, was born May 6, 1649, 
and \\:!S the son of Roger Goodspeed who came in 1639 and died in 1685. 
He marrietl Alice Lay ton Dec. 1, 1641, and was the ancestor of all the 
oooti>peeus of Cape Cod descent. Benjamin died early and his wife, Mary 
L)avi>. became the second wife of Ensign John Hinckley, the father of 

Mart Davis, wife of Benjamin Goodspeed, was born in Barnstable 


Jan air J 3^ 165 $-4. She was the dattghCerof John and HaDnab (L^nnell) 
Davis wbo were marned in BarDs table March 15^ J 648^ Her father, John 
Pavli, was the ^q oi Dolor DavL^. the immigrant. Hon. John Davis, a 
former governor of iloiiachu setts, U. S- Senator, etc., was a desceudant of 
Dolor Davis. J. C. Bancroft Davis of MassacbusetU and Horace Davis 
of Sau Fraociico are bis sooa. 

Dolor Davi> ^aa born in England aboi^t 1600; died in Barnatable June, 
1673. He tnarried (lirst) in England about 1624, Margery, daughter of 
Richard Willard of Horseroonden» Kent. She was baptized Not. 7, 1602^ 
acid died in Mai^achu^ects between I B58 and 1 672. Six childreD by this 
marriage. Married (second) Joaaoa, daughter of Rev. Joseph Hull. No 

Hannah Lynaell, who married John Davis (son of Dolor) March 15, 
1 648. was a danghter of Robert Lvnoell who came in 1 638, first to Scitu- 
Ate, removing to Barnstable the following year. He was born about 1584, 
aud bis will waj proved Feb* ~2'2. 1662-3. 

In 1732 Ichibod Hincklev removed with his family to Tolland, Ct,, 
where he had previou.-ly purchased oi Josiah Goodrich 390 acres of land, 
lying in Tolland and Williagtoo. an adjoining town. He was selectman ol 
Tolland for several years* Children by his first wife, Mary Good speed: 
Mary, Benjamin. David, John, Ebenezer, Thankful and Mary, 

Be-Vjauix* HI^■CKLET {Ichabod*. John^ *&??iiier}, born in Barnstabld 
June 19»1T07 ^ died :n Williaffton, Cc* Oct. 11, 1749; married to Tol- 
laod Nov. 6, 17o3, Deborah Palmer of Wiudhara, Ct. Children: Icha- 
bod. Betty, Mary. Anne, Deborah, Beojumin and David. 

ICHABOD* Hi^'CKLET (jBi^tiJamui\ Ichahod^^ John\ Samuer-)^ born in 
^illingtoD, Oci. 1-3. 1735; died in Tolland Feb. 23. 1807, He married 

(first) ilary ^ho died b Tolland Jan. 8, 1769 j married (second) 

Dec 12, 1769. Hannah Kingsbury. 

When the Lexiorion alarm was sounded in April, 1775, Ichabod 
Hinckley was adjutant of the company from Tolland and marched with 
them to the re'iet'of Bostoa. lu June. 1776, he was commissioned first 
lieuiennnt of the Sii:h Company, Third Battalion, Wads worth's Brigade, 
and served unt!! :he battalion was dismissed, Dec. 2o, 1776. 

The Siitb Compauy, Jonaihan Parker, captain, was raised mostly in 
Wilitngtoo* SLvmurl Duiiton was sergeaut, and Stimuel and Joseph 
KIdreilge, brothers of Zoe:h. were privates in the ranks. The battalion 
served in New York city, and on Long Island ; was caught in the retreat 
from the city and sufered some loss; was also engaged in the battle of 
White Plains. 

The experience of the first two years of the war had demonstrated that 
the contest could not be successfully carried on with troops enlisted for 
short terms. The need of a permanent, disciplined army to cope with the 
Rriiish *• regulars*' waj reci^gnized as urgent. Congress therefore provided 
for such a body. The establishment of the current year would disband 
l^ec 31. leaving the country pnictic;illy at the mercy of the enemy should 
he be disposed :o push a vigorous winter campaign. To take the place of 
this outgoing force, it was enacted that eighty-eight regiments be raised for 
continuous service. They were proportioned among the states according to 
the populaiioc. The regiments of each state forming a subdivision by 
^tliom>elves and known by the state name and number. The whole to foim 
tjne ^^raud " Conuueuuil Line."* 



The SETTLE3n:,\T of Schenectady* 

Tx 1 621 the " PriTileged West India Company " obtained from the^States 
Geseral the eiclasiTe privilege of trading and colonizing in the Dutch 
possessions in North Amene^L They engaged in the profitable trade, but 
neg1e<^ted and failed ntterlr to " adyancQ the peopling of these fruitful and 
unsettled par^/' On the 7ih of June, 1G29» under the title of ** Freedocus 
and E^empnons'^ concessions ivere made to Patroont to plant colonies in the 
New Netherlands, 

From the head waters of the Hudson around to the Delaware, immense 
tracts of the best lacds were at once taken up, but instead of con fining 
themselves to the cuhivation and colonization of these lands, the Pairoon^ 
engaged in trade, cootrarT to the terms of their charter. This brought on 
quarrels between the ofiScers and servants of the two parties, resulting, in 
the end, in the Company's pare basing back the great manors already 
granted, Renf^elaerswTck alone excepted* 

The failure of the West India Company and the Patroona to fulfil the re- 
quirements of their charters rektire to the colonization of the new province, 
and the encoumgemeut of agricnkure, became ao appareut in 1638, as to 
call for the iLcerfereoce of the ^Scates General, and after the agitation and 
rejection of many projects, the directors were induced to proclaim free 
trade and free lands under what tbey conceived necessary restrictions. 

In 1(530, the Pitroon of Rensselaerswyck sent over the first little com- 
pany of setters [o his manor, — a vast tract extending from the mouth of 
the Mohawk '24 miles down the Hudson, and 24 miles on each side of it, 
comprising lu^re than 700,000 acre^. The lands along the river and upon 
the islands were gradually leased with the usual reservatioua of rents, 
service, fowls and quarter sales. Few conyeyauces were made in fee. 
Both ibe fortigo and domestic trade was claimed by the Patroon, but the 
proclamation of free trade and cultivation of the soil, in 1638, gave an 
impetus to the prosperity of the colony. 

In the suunuer of lS61. Arent Tan Curler, the leader of the first settle- 
ment at Sche^ect^idy, made formal application to Governor Stuyvesant for 
permitjion to sectJo on the " Great Flats," lying back of Fort Orange, 

The Direo:or General and Council resolved to consent to it, provided 
the lands be purchased from the native proprietors and transferred as 
u;ual to the Director General and Council as representatives of the Lords 
Directory oi :he Privileged West India Company, ete. A deed was there- 
fore procureil from the Sachems of the MohawkSj signing for themselves 
and other IndiaDs. 



There was much delaj however, m getting their titles and ia May, 
l^Ou, a petidoti woi si^'sjeJ bv AreutVaa Curler, SsAtider Leeodertse Glen- 
Cauvlru [De Vui^ Br^i^L widow of xVreut Andrbe Brait aud otliei-^, asking 
for murrey and p^Lciiis it>r tbe land. On the 17tb of Aprif, IG64, another 
petition was prt^^enied :o the Director 6ex>eral aad Council by Sander 
Leeudertie Gleu, ^V'iLlem Teller aod Harmen Vedder askiug that the laads 
might he laid out, tic. This was finallj ordered by Governor Stuyreaant 
aud several lota and farms were surveyed and patents issued therefor* 

As Vao Curler's Indiau deed of Il>61 was quite iudeduite regarding 
descriptioD and restricted tbe settlers to a comparatively small area, another 
deed to a larger trict was takea May 28, 1670, aud on July 3, 1672, thd 
Sacbems of the Mohawks conveyed to Sander Leeudertso Glen, John Yaa 
Kps and Sweer T^uuisse certaio large tracts of land, afterwards t^overed 
uuder the Dougan paieuc. Finally on the l&i day of November, 16S4, 
Thomas DoDgari. Governor, for and in the name of tbe new proprietor, 
Jamcrs, Duke of York, etc. made grant of all tbe lands, embracing 12$ 
fiquare mlle:^ of territory, for ibe cousideratiou of forcy bushels of wheat 
yearly for tbe use of HU Royal Higboesa, and naming as trustees, Wilham 
Tellt^r, Ryert Schermerhorn^ Swecr Teunisse, Joha Van Ep^ and Myndart 

Of the land obLiined under the Van Curler deed of 16G1 four different 
allotmcDts were mile to each of the first dfteen proprietors* First, a house 
lot in the village ; ^rcoud. a farm on the Great Flat; third, a pasture ground 
ea^t of the viUuge. :ind fourth* a garden lot ID the lowland west of Mill 
Creek aud near the Ben^e liill. 

The BcTKXixG Of Schenectady* 

On the 17th of January, 1690, an attacking party was started from Mon- 
treal, coiiaiating of 11 rl Freuchmer>, 80 savages from tlie Sault and 16 
AI^'OJiq:^lns — iMO i:i all, u rider comnjaud of Lemoinede Sain to Heleue^ with 
tbe Lnte^ition of striking -^ .stuuuin^ blow to the English aud to iutimidiito 
the Irrniuoi^ and dcTateh tbeni from their Eagiisb allies, Tlie objectiv6 
poiistd were Albany and Soheii^^ct^iiiy, both of which towns they proposed 
to capture an^l burn. Af:er severiil days march, a council was held and the 
jTuibii? reprctented [bat :he farce was iusufficient lo attack Albany, The 
French comniainler :here:ore deteroitned to move directly upon Sebenec- 
tady. The march from Montreal co Schenectady— a distance of 200 miles, 
was one of eitrenie ]abor, requirirg; great pluck aud endurance. Between 
the St. Lawreuce ai-d M>hawk rir^rs was an unbroken wilderness without 
a siriLile habitation, wich ;now in the forest from three to six feet deept and 
in addidou lo their heavy mnskets and timmvmition, tbe French were forced 
to carry provi-ions for the march of 22 days. After sirffering incredible 
ha^ds^bipi on the way, the party arrived in sight of tbe towu about 1 1 o'clock 
at nigh: on the 8tb v>f February, It was thmr iateniion to make the attack 
later, but the luten?ecold forced them to eiUer the town at once- 

Tbe village at thi? time lay mainly we?t of Ferry street and was stock- 
ade»J witli palija^les vl pir.E* losr* ten feet high. It was oblong in shape and 
bad two ^ates, one at tbe uorth end and one at the south, Tbe enclosure 
wa5 said to contain >0 boines aud 400 itihabitnnis but both numbers are 
doabtle^^ greatly esaiTgerated, In tbe northerly angle of the villaj^e was 
a block house ^arri? >ned by a Jetachment of 24 men of Capt, Buirs Con- 
Qecticui company under cotnmand of Lieut, Talmadge, 



' Thns fortified and garrisotiedi the inhabitatits flboiald have repelled any 
ordmarv attacks or at least held the eneosj at bay utitil relief could reuch 
them from Albany* Bui though anticipating ao attack by the French in 
re^Iiatloo of a desLruciive raid by the Five Nations upon Moutrcal io 
1€89, the lowQ was fatally divided between the adherents of Leialer, who 
bad beaded a revolt aod seized the government on behalf of the ProLestant 
luccessioD^ and those who opposed ■' such ill aud rash proceedings," So 
high did the feeEing run that it seemed to counteract the aense of self 
preflerration. Both parties were determined to rule, neilber was strong 
ecoti^b to take the lead* 

On the fatal night of February 8th, the I^oche triste of the ill fjited 
Tillage* the inhabitants went to rest with their gatea open and no guard set. 
The French entered by the north gate and Beparating, spread themselvea 
throughout the village, five or sii before each house. At the signal agreed 
upon a simultaueous onslaught was made upon each dwell ing.» and before 
the terror stricken inhabiLanis could sie:ce their arms, the savages were upon 
them* Within two hours, 60 of the people were slaughtered without dis- 
tinctioD of age or sex. ^o slight wa^ the resistance made that the French 
bad but two killed and one seriously wounded. After selecting such. booty 
as :hey could carry away, the French Ered the houses and burned all but 
fit-e or fii. 

Capt, Johannes Glen in his house at Scotia, across the n^er, aroused by 
the noiie of the couflicc, the terrifying yells of the savages and the shrieks 
of iheir rictims, armed his servants and put biuiself on the defensive? but 
the French ooEumander sent one of his oSicers and au Indian chief to say 
to him that hy express order of the Governor of Canada^ he and his family 
ted relatives, their habitat ions anH other property^ were spared on account 
of former kindness shown to captive Freochnien. The house of the widow 
of Arenc Andrije Bratt (now married to Barent Janse Van Ditmars) was 
a]?o spared because M. de Montigny, a volunteer with the French com- 
mmd, who had been wounded, was curried there. Van Ditraars was slain- 

After a short rest the French beg:»D their retreat at 11 o'clock on the 
murniiig of the 9th. with 27 pri^oners^ men aud boys, and fifty horses laden 
w::a plunder. Nineteen of their men perished in the retreat and the re- 
m^der were ouly £aved from starvation by killing their horses. 

Arewt Andkise Bratt, 

Two brothers, Albert Andrise and Arent Andrise Bratt were among the 
frariy seeders of Albany* They were often called De Noornian or De 
S^^edc, The former remained in Albany aud is the ancestor of most of 
the name in that county; the latter became one of the first proprietors of 
Schenecrady in 1662, about which time he died, leaving a widow and six 
ch'Mren, His wife was 

Cataltktje* (ian^bter of Andhies De Vos* Deputy Director of Eens- 
seherswvck. After Ehe dt^ath of her husband, the grants of land allotted to 
h:i3 were con nrmed to her. On the l^th of Nov, 1664, being aboat to 
m^rry her secc^nd husband Barent Janse Van Ditraars, she contracted with 
th^ guariiian^ of her children to set off for them from her estate 1000 
gul'ders. and mortgaged her hmnotry No. 1 , to secure this sum to them* ^ 

Van Ditmars was killed in the massacre of 1690. In 1691 she married 
Ciias Janse Van Bockhoren whom she also outlived. She died in 1712* 
Her home lot was the weit quarter of the block bounded by Washington, 

State, Cbarch and TTnJon screeta, being about 200 feet square. In 1723 
her grand sou, Cani. Arent Brau soZd the corner parcel 4o feet wide on 
Stale street and 19') feet daep oo Washingion street, Tbe rest of the lot 
remaioed in tbe familr unill the be^Quiog of thU century, wben it was aotd 
la Ri>bL Barker and Iiaac De GraC 

Tbe ancietit brick boti^e standing on this lot^ ooe of tbe few^ Bpecimens 
of Dutch architecture remaining in the cltyj was probably built by Capt^ 
Areut BrutL 


L Andries. b* 1653: brewer; m. Mararareta. danghterof Cornelia Van 
SIrck. H^p wiib one of hl^ children wo^ killed In the massacre of 
iA9\}. Er^ wa5 thirtT- seven years old at the time of Ma death. 
HU wife, hU ^ou A rent and kls daughter Balbsheba were spared. 

tf, Aeffle» b, I •549 1 m. Claas Tan Petten. 

iiU Ariaanrfe, b, \^l ; m, Ryer Schermerhom. 

Iv. Cornelia, b. 1635; ni. Jan Footman, 

T^ Samnel. b. 1^59: m. Susanna, dan. of Jacques Comellse Yan Sljck. 
Eleren children, 

Ti. Dirk, b. l?^!; m. 1^1 MarU, dan. of Johannes Van £pa<i Six 

JoHJJTSEi (Jan) PooTMAS (Puttuaii). 

In 1661. being tbra a resident of Beverwrck (Albany) be was appren- 
ticed br Jan HendHckae Viin Bael for three years to Philip HeudriokGe 
Bronvrer. He wa^ :hen ihceen years of a^e- He signed his nacne to tbe 
indentures in a clear and heautiful hand and Brouwer engaged to pay him 
eighty guilders {$3'2i per year, in lieu of outfit, for his services. 

On Brouwer's rezioviii to Schenectady in 1662, Pootman became a resi- 
dent there and shoruy aft*r married CorHtUa^ daughter of A rent Andrise 
Mratt, Hia hon^e \<}i wa* on the north corner of Union and Ferry streets, 
havirig a front 100 feet on ibe former street ; later he purchased the 100 
feet ueit we^;. o! Ja:: Koe'off?e. son of tbe vvell known Anneke Janse* 

0:t the fatal \n^h- ot February 8, 1690, both PooimaD and his neighbor 
Eoe:i>ffse with their wives were slain. 

From I he 
" List of ye Pr_^pie ki!d and Destroyed by ye French of Cauida and 
there Indians -m SkLiiectair, between Sainrdar and Sunday ye dth day ol 
February 16|5/* 

" Job : Potman Kild, bis wife Kild 
aisd her scalp taken o5," 

The foUo wing chi^-iren irere living in 1715 when they received their 
moiher^s portion of ier larher's esiaie* 

Arent, m. Ljsbe: Akfeerman* Had etght children. His second son, 
LodewTcL m* EUzabeth Soet*. On May 31, 1780, a party of Sir 
John jV:i3*oq? regiment *^procet?ded directly to the house of 
L^ewyck Pntman an honest Dntchmaa living two miles and a 
hiUf froni the John^^fown Court Honse. Pntniau had two daugh- 
ter? and :hree *ons: two of the sons were absent; the old man 
and bi^ i^>!i Aarv»n were billed; tbe old woman and her daughter 
Hannah -rerv i^pareti Tbe latter afterwards married Jacob Shew ^ 
the otbt^r dan^rhter wa^ married to Ama^a Sterens whom the sav- 
a^e,* kiitd."*— ^5lmm*s, Hist Schoharie Co,) 

U, Victoor 3. Grletje ilabic. Seven children, 

111, DiTid, 

!v. Cornelia, m. JaeoiajTitje Tlele. 
V. Catftjlntje, m* CoioiELis Post. 

Twelve cbildren. 


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CoRXELia, perliaps son of Elias Post of New York, m. Cfltaylntje, daugh- 
ter of Jan Pootmau, io New York, December 11 ^ 1704. One child : 

Elia3, baptUed in New York, January 7* 1707; in. Maria, daughter of 
Jan Baptist Vau Kp^^ Nov. 7^ 1730, He was a guusmlth and in 1730 had 
a house and lot on the south side of Suie Street, 75 to 80 feet easierly 
from WashiugioD Street, which house and lot, in 1775, belooged to Hugh 
Miu^hell, Children: 

I CathUna, bp. Oct* 81, 1731. 

U. Catlil3'n, bp. Juoe 3, 1733 j m. 2egerT son of Eer, Cornells Van 

Saotvoord, who came from Hollaud In 1718. 
ML Jan Baptist, bp, Oct. Ifi, 173E. 
\\\ Conielis, bp. July 6, 1738. 
T* Helena, bp. June 14, 1741, 
Ti. Aona, bp, Sept. 18, 1743, 
vil. CORXEUA, bp, April 13, 1746; m. (1) Step"hen Dudley, (2) Johm 


Till. Johann^i b. Jan* 1, 1749 j m. Marj Belliuger. 

I. (, 

Yax Eps. 
Dirk Yan Era married Makitie Da3IEX9 aud had two children : 


H. Lysbet, m^ Gerrlt Bancfeer of Albany, one of the first proprietors of 

After Yan Kps*a death, his widow married Hendrick AndrUe Yan Does- 
bnrgh and bad daughter Jannetie, b. 1653, who married Marten Cregier 
and senled iu Niskaynna. In 1664 Maritie Damens mairied her third 
hnsban'i, Cornelia Yan Ness of Albany* She was not living in 1682. She 
had lai:ds in Albany* Niskaynna and Schenectady, which after her death 
were diatributed amons her three children. 

JoHAXKES Yajt Eps, bod of Dirk, married Elizabeth Janse, His mother 
pn rebated for him a ''^bouwery *' (farm) on the GrooU Vlaehe {great flat), 
and a hm^e and lot in the village. His lot, about 200 feet square, was on 
the nor^b confer of State and Church Streets. He was one of the iirsc 
magistrates of tlie Tillage in 1676 and 1678, and was named one of the five 
trnstee; in tlie Dongan patent of 1684, 

He, '^ith three of his children (one son and two daughters) was killed in 
the ma>?rtcre of IG90, and hii^ eldest son was carried away cftptive. His 
widow At"[erwards4 July 20, 1693, married Gysbert Gerretse Van Brakel, 
Children of Johannes Yan Eps : 

i* Jax Baptist, b, 1G73. 

11. Evert, ra. (1) Eva Toll, (2) Eliiabeth Traex. 

ill. Sarah, m, Arent Danielse Van Antwerpen. 

Iv* Elizabeth, ni, (I) Tennis Viele, {2) JULis Van Vorgt. 

T, Maria, m. Dirk Bratt. 

vi. Annat m. Coenrant Ten Eyck. 




Jan Baptist, ion of JoKanrea, married Helena, dangliteT of Capt Jo- 
haDoes Glen, Jq]?' &. 1699- He was about seventeen years aid when 
SchenecLtdj was bumt^i-, aod was taken captire by the French and Indians 
and carried bj them itiio CaDa^^a. After remaining with tbesj three jears 
he iQCceeded in makir,2 his escape m the French and their Indian allies 
were beginning an atU'^k npon lome Mobuwk *■ Castles-" He carried the 
ne\rs to Maj. Pecer Scbayler ai Scbeuectadv, that a force of 350 French 
and i^OO Indians were within 3G miles of the town ; thereupon Maj> Schuyler 
sent Lien;. John ^Schuvjer and Lieut, John Sander Glen, with six men, to 
reconnoi:re the enemv. 

Durinz bis capnvitv JaQ Bap:ijt bad acquired a knowledge of the Indian 
language and was sutHt^uendy oKen employed a^ interpreter and embassa- 
dor to the Fi^e Natiotis. In 17'J1 iht? ilohawk sachems granted fivt» small 
islands in the nver to Jan Bapriit Van £ps and Laurens Claas Van der 
Vol^en, ia recog^tiitiou of their ^-erviee^- 

Id 1706 Jan Baptist lived up^Q the east corner of State and Jay Streets, 
the latter being bis privaEe lane leading to hh land in the rear and along 
Cowhorne Creek. upoQ which hr bad a corn milh situated a few rods helow 
the present tan work^. Isaac Qiaekenbos became possessor of a portion 
of his land extending east and north to Prospect Hill and Uidon Street, 
which lan-i passed to L:= soti Johannes, wbose daughter Maria, late wife of 
Abraham 0< Clu'e, inb^rited the same Jan Baptist^s house lot on State 
S[reer. ei:endiDg irom :be wes: side of Jay Street to Cowhorna Creeks 
ChOdreo ; 

i. Johannes, t?. Mav 5. :r00: n. Neeltje Toll. 

li. Anna. bp. 3Iircb"3iV ITO?: m. Aha-uems WenrleL 

I:!, EHzfibeth. ■-??. May U. 1704; m. Dirfe Marcelis* 

It, SflUilt-n bp, Jniy 3, UJti ; i\ Van der Volgen, 

T. 3L\EU. bp. Oct. &, 170*; m. Elus Post* 

vL Jan Baptis^:* bp. Sep?, 27* 1713: m, Mada Treux. 

T-L Jaco:)Eis. bp. Nov, 5-. 171.T^ m. Cath^rlna Veetler. 

T"I, Jaco^jivD^i, d:^. Mar:ii 2iK 1710: m, Takel ^fa^ct^Hs. 

li. Heieua/bp. May 2S. :::*l; la. Will em Piett^r^^u. 

I, Ciiterliia, lip, Sow IG, 1723; ra, Adam Van Slyck. 


SaXDEjS LEiyi>ERT5E Gle\" came from Scotland by way of Holland 
aboti: l^?^-} in rbe serrlc^ of ibe We;t Iiuiia Company, at Fort Xassau 
a tlje D claw ,1 re. H:> wife w;ii dralyti Donca.=isei^, a sii^^ter of William 
Teller's drst wi;e, aiMi perbapj: of P;erer Looker man's wife, He died 
^"ov. 13. 1685, asd hli wife diri Aui;. 12. ITvS^, leai-Ji^g three sons, Jacob, 
Sanier acl Jobaiines. He vva> ,i tra ler in He^erwyck and elsewhere for 
more ihnn :we:ity year? before re:iiov:t:_r to Schenectady, and his tranjiiictioiis 
seem lo bi? lari^e, both in real e-:ate and merchandise. In 1B4G lie received 
a paieai f.^r a lo: in " $:ni:5 Y^V.-ty " ^^ Pearl -ireet), Xew Amsterdam, In 
loal he T^ceivoi a ^-int of Uml a: Fort Nassau and was preparing to 
build the-e but was p:e rented by ibe St^edes. lie also owned land at 
For: Cas;a:iir in I tioT, 

"When :\s coinpauT was formal to take up lands at Schenectady, Sander 
LeeLidert?e becaiue one of the ^^t proprietors. He was active in prosecu- 
ting the tuierprife, Ur^rly insnmeuial in procuring the kuds from the 
Indians and securing :he Royal patents therefor. His village lot was on 
the west ;ide of Washington street, running 200 feet northerly from the 

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Dor:h line of the loi belon^ng to the estate of the late Judge Paige. His 
farai. \j\:^z on :he north side of the river, wsm called *' Nova Scotia" or 
more cotsaioniv •• Scotia.'* The Glen ^roper^y extended along the river 
fro3i "C.ias Griven's hoek" easterly to •• Laysig hoek" just above Free- 
man's Brii^e aid o^aiprised. with the additions, several hundred acres. By 
mirriage :his tiiate passed to the Sanders family, by whom a large por- 
tion of ii li stiil held. 

Besides the above land, Sander Leendertse also owned two houweryi 
numoerei -3 on :he Great Flat, and a pasture on the north side of Front 
sircr:. '2'!: feel east of North street, 210 feet front and extending north to 
the river. In Io67 he conveyed his bouwery at Scotia to his three sons. 
In loJo i:3 second sou. Capt. Sander died without issue, leaving his estate 
to die cbLdren of his two brothers, and on Aug. 30, 1707, Jacob Glen of 
Albany. s>>n aL<i heir of Jacob Sanderse Glen, deceased, conveyed to his 
unc'.e Johiunes Sanderse Glen his lands at Scotia, etc. Thus by inheritance 
and purciise, Cape Johanr^s Glen became the possessor of the larger part 
of his fabler's •r:jca:c at ScoiiaT which after his death in 1731 passed to his 
two sons. Coi. Jacob and Abraham Glen. The former dwelt in the brick 
house bull: by his father in 1713, and still sunding. Jacob purchased his 
bro:her*s nght :o the estate, which he left to his daughter and heir Debora, 
who married John Sanders of Albany. 

Jacob, the eldest son'of Sander Leendertse, settled in Albany as a trader, 
where he marrird Catherine Witbeck and bad Johannes, born 1675, mar. 
JaLnitie Bleektr. Anna, born 1677, mar. Harmauus Weadel. Jacob, born 
167.). Helena, born 16^3. * Sander, b. 1685. Col. Johannes Glen, the 
grea: graidsoi; of Jacob, bought land on the Hudson River above Fort 
£d^ard, which was afterwards called " Glen's Falls." 

I ■. 

Cipt. Sinder. second son of Sander Leendertse, settled in Schenectady. 
His tscaic was iistriouted in 1696. He married Antje Wemp. No issue. 

Capt. -ohanxes. third son of Sander Leendertse, settled in Schenectady 
and Daarriri. fir?:. Aanatie. daughter of Jan Peek and Maria De Truy, his 
wife. Ja:: Peek was .in early settler of New Amsterdam, where for many 
years he aad his wife kep: an inn. The creek at Peekskill takes its name 
froz: Jaii Peek. He marrieii in New Amsrerdam, Feb. 20, 1650. Marie 
(DrTruj Vol:hers. widow of Cornelis Volchers. She was probably a 
ilaujhter .r granddaughter of Philip Du Trieux, a Walloon, born in 1585. 
TLc;r daj^hter Ani.a:ie w:is born Oct. 15. 1651. 

CaL)t. J.hanLes Gieii was very active in the affairs of the town and in 
its dciensr in iz-: French and Indian wars. He was one of the magistrates 
ana lie sr.-ved ^ Lieutenant and Captain under Schuyler and other com- 
maLiers. Whcii the town decided in 1715 to raise two companies for a 
per-aueL: forw>f, he was given command of one of them. His property 
was sparri by jrder of the Governor of Canada when Schenect^idy was 
bur'^fd iu I690ou aocuunt of kindness previously shown to some French 
prisjziers japi-u.-ed oy the Mohawks.* His tirst*^ wife died Dec. ly, 1690 

• Cipt. G -en's h ase 5T':>od ja«: in front of the site of the present boose, on the north 
ha: ji I the Mohn^i. ar.i the Indian* were ni*cu>:omed to brin^ their prisoners to him nnd 
l«>ck :iem rr in hi cel.dr nr.til tfaev were ready to loiciire there, which ceremony was 
n5js..T he i on ue iir:le flai between the hou>e and the river. On one occasion they 
broc^st in i Jesm: prie<: whom tbev had captured and recognizin/r in him a big medicine 
nuL iztj pr^posei :o Lave an esoa time with him. Capt. ^* n interceded fur the prie«t. 


, ^Tif\ he mirried seconfl, Diwer, (iaa [filter of Evert pTanse Wendef, 
i63L Sh^-lied April 10. 1724. He diM Nov. 6, 1731. Childreu; 

h Catartna- b. 3Ur. 23. 1672: d. Feb. 15, 1731. 
U. JAcqoe:^:na. b. Mav 9, lfi:4; m. Jacoh Tin Drefc* 
ML Sindcr. 3. Xor. 30. l'>7'>: d. D-ic. 17. I^I*-!. 
U\ Maria. :- Mar. 21. HT^i ^a. Albert VeCcrr. 

tI. JohtiDii^. b, N"or. 2*, I0>3. 

Tti. Jacob ^., b. Feb, 27. Mr^. 

Tlii. Aana, ■>, Dec. 13, l-i^**. 

ti. Jacob. J. Dec. 29. UjSI: 01. Sarah Weadd. 

I. Abraba:r b. Apr, IK Ul^ii m. ilantje Teller. 

iL Mirgarhi, b. Jnlv 1, 16^6. 

JoHX CuRF,y ^3.r born :n Seotlacii io 1730. His b]r:bplace U believed 
to bi7e been in [}]•;■ cQun^j of Durnfnes. He ca^e to AaQenca from the 
Ticbity 01 Arnjau^':. Ireland, and belonged to one of the many facailiea 
who. OQ acojuj'.t oJ retigiou^ penfectitioii, emi^ra^ijil from Kcutljind to tha* 
norih of Irel:ind. E-i married iu IToS or 17dJ Cornelia, daughter of Eliaa 
and Maria (Va.a Er^?) Poiu She was born in Schene'^caHT, April 8> 1746, 
and died lu South Trenton. N. Y., April ^. 18^7. 

A'':er bis marriar^ John Curry 'citled in Bal!*:on, X. T* Hfa name was 
on :he tai l:;l of 1799, Tiluarion of prof>ert_v beirg £'?5, Turn J£3. 5*0. 
His place w^ai locarr^i about one mile north of the preseiii site of Ballston, 
tbeu a denre Tvila-rness. He after^anls rem>vei to Perth, near Jolina- 
tow3- X. T,* and in 1800 lo Soaih Trenton* X. T., where he purchased 100 
acres of land :ind b.ilt a li>^ bou^e. He was one of the eaHleit settlers lo 
tha: ;ee::on. Later, he built a frame hou^e* said to have been tlie iirst frame 
house bailt ia thai ricimtr. He died Feb. 2^. 1S26, and waa buried in 
Soa:h Trenron. Ciildreu: 

I Marr, b. BaUstoa, Jutie 24. 17701 m. PM'JjiVan Frant and •* moTcd 

U. Kac^sel. b. Bai:s:on, Jan. 22. 1773; m. Jeremiah Wiser; settled In 
S'Mth TrentoTi. 

m. EUas, b. 3aU^;oD, Xor. H, ir:-?: d.Oct. 23, l^oO; m. Cl)liliiabetb 
Cnshn*:: (2> Har.aah Es^ert. 

Iv. Ifaac. b. BalU:oa, M^t. 31. 1779;' d. S. Trenton, July 7, 1854 j m. 
1>:7. Sarah Swezey. He ^ent lo Uttca In 1796; afterwards 
Frnoved 10 Soutti Trenton, wbere be bojirht property and 
later bt^";:ht his father > 100 acie farnj. Tvbere he resided 
lE^^t of the tltne tmiH hi3 dearh. His irife died June 10, 
IHd. Children; 

He t?!d thtm tbsT ff tbf t killed or Injarfd tim ih*yTron!d ^^!Ttg do*n upon their hea<!9 the 
wraih of iht wh ;^ mAz> God. Thev ^nvf him :q trnder^urd tlint :hey tu«w what tbcy 
Wert iNjb'. and wcia:d LtJte tbf cbau^e^; :tat they tbnueh; ^batif rber (pive the pHe«iC an 
txtn :ormrt t*rfore herding tilai ac ibe jpjji-te ihty won^d £¥t rid cf :h« whnt man and th(r 
irb::^ man'j G>;^i. Gl*- arjuliy :old *hem :hat he wotild ao: t-* resijvE,4it-le lor the prisoner 
and TouJd hetr^ aathin^ :o do Tiih h:"n. Ee ^id thi-r tx^atd nor h^^ld hSm for he coald 
paji5 ■bro::^h a iey ho e >r a «o :d waU and livir ^ the Ir^iiias the keys to ihe csllair, ho 
ira?i*i hi" han^j cf tbf whoU bastnr?^. Th^ Intii-inp locked np the prief t and went off to 
*um3i>n ibe rr.Ne for li^ ^eai e^en:, Irt :3e ui^ht Cjipr. Glen dejotnded into the cellar 
and cakinc the priest oz\ heade ! him :ip in i ho^-tiead and in the roJrnincr ^ent him Tltb 
a lorl of rrodu.^ ro .\:hiny wbere be w^.* relriL-ed. Tbe Giremnr of C;imda, In reeog- 
niiriz C;\yt. G:e^■^ *en-..'ei, h,id fo d.'' iE In ?tich a w«y i* wot-j not hrini? d&wn upon Glen 
the ten^ffitTJce tf the Mrbawk?. In V* orden and in hi» ofici'vl report of che expedidon 
he 5.r!]pty *ay? -.-ir^k-'inesj ihown* French prJouer?* The Albany records aiate tbe 
esc4:e of a Fre=t;h prici=, Z. S. E. 

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1 WmUm B., b, Apr. 28, 1809; < 
S George CampbelU b. Juce 21, 1 

3 Orria, b. May 19, 181G; residei 

4 Harriet Marta, b. July 4, 181 

* m, Warreti D. Rowley. 

5 Daniel S., b. Sept. 18. 1820; d. 
T. Catallna, b. Ballston, Aag. 5, 1782^ in. 1801. <1 
vL Eli^beth. b, BaHaton^ Aug. 15, 1784; m. Jol 
tL Cjj£Pfi&LL, b. B&llaton (possibly Perth) i Dec. 

CAMPBELL CuRRT, bom in Eallstoiit Dec. 21, 1787, 
ton May 25, 1828. He was a toldier of 1812, H< 
Trenton, Nov. 7* 1813, Elvirn, daughter of Elizur aDcl 
Der. She wat born May U, 1798, died in Clovelanc 
Her father wan Eltzar Skinner^ the aoQ of John and ] 
Skinner. He was born in Hebron, Ct*, May 7, 1767; 
, OcL 12, 1846; married about 1790 EWira Bill and ha- 

Lieut. Josk Skix^er, the father of Elizur Skinn 
pose) of Ebe{|ezer Skhioer^ was burn about 1735; d]e< 
Aug. 29, 1819. He married in Hebron, Ct., Jan, 2 
daughter of John Merrills* She was born in Hebr 
Lieut- Skinner was a man of prominence in Hebron ai 
the local offices* Wheo the Lejtington alarm reachi 
band oF minute men were quickly on the road to Bos to 
was lieutenant of the com pan j. He was afterwards 
commissioued Ffrst Lieutenant of the Tenth Company, 
Regiment (CoL Hinman*s)t aod served until the rogim< 
December of the same year. This regiment was raised 
troops* It was rapidly formed and ordered by Gov. Ti 
quickly as possible to Fort Ticonderoga and protect t\ 
Point from recapture. The re^meni took part in th 
Northern Department and the Tenth Company was at 
On April 4, 1818, Lieut, Skinner was granted a pensic 
for fourteen mouths service with the Continental Army 

Children of Campbell and Elvira (Skinner) Curry, I 
ton,^, T,: 

L Abraham Yan Santvoord Curry, b. Feb. 19, 18 
Oct. 19, 1873; m. Aug. 1, 1835, Mary Ann 
dreu. CoL Curry went to California in 18c 
Ing out of the ** Washoe " excitement in 1 
then a part of Utah. He waa one of the or 
the famous Gould and Curry mine on the ( 
jflnia City, He af ten^ards settled in Carsoi 
Mint at Carson and was Its first superiuteo 
the State Prison building near Caraon, the 
the Virginia and Truckee Railroad shops at 

U. EUZABSTH CUKBT, b. Feb. I'l, 13 IT; d. St. J( 


lU. Jane Curry, b. Aug. 9, 1820; d. Cleveland, Ap 

Case, No children. 
iv. Sophia Aogellne, b. Sept. 8, 1823; d. Clevela 

Sept., 184S. Lorenzo G. RusselL No chlldr 
T. Elizur Sfelnaer Carryi b* Aug, 18, 1825; d, M( 

25, 1S50; m. Mary Whlttemore. Ho childrc 

Elizabeth Currt (OamphU^* John^), h. Feb. 12j 
1869; married (!) Porter M. Bush, (2) "^^-'^n EtOH 


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